Master On Campus


The University of Edinburgh

12 months
25300 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Education programme at The University of Edinburgh is the flagship taught postgraduate degree of Moray House School of Education and Sport and one of its most popular programmes. It provides an ideal foundation for students who wish to work in education policy, research or practice, or who want to go on to doctoral-level study.


Gain a broad foundation on the Education programme at The University of Edinburgh, or specialise your degree by choosing a Pathway in a particular area relevant to your educational and professional aims.

Through strategically-designed compulsory courses and a wide range of options, paired with guidance from our staff and in a lively and supportive student community, you will take part in social and philosophical reflection on the nature, value and purposes of education.

Career opportunities:

This broad programme can open up a similarly diverse range of career opportunities.

Past students have undertaken further study and doctoral research, while others have applied their knowledge and skills to a variety of education-related fields, from educational policy and administration and school teaching, to recruitment, charity-related educational research and political advisory roles.

You will graduate with a highly-regarded degree and transferable skills in areas such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.

The following are examples of where our previous students have progressed to:

  • work in educational policy (at local, regional, national and international level)
  • work in educational administration (at local, regional, national and international level)
  • advisors to politicians on educational matters
  • international recruitment for higher education institutions in Scotland and for institutions or agencies around the world
  • returning to teaching - primary, secondary schools, physical education or within ‘additional support’ contexts
  • research work for charitable agencies related to education
  • doctoral research (PhD)
  • community education practitioners

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses:

  • Education Policy and the Politics of Education
  • The Philosophy of Education
  • Sources of Knowledge: Understanding and analysing research literature
  • Conceptualising research: Foundations, assumptions and praxis

Option courses:

Optional courses are subject to change each year but have previously included:

  • Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Children and Technology
  • Comparative Analysis in Education
  • Comparative Education and International Development
  • Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Training
  • Gifted and Talented Youth
  • Global Childhoods and Human Rights

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant employment or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time tuition (2 years):
  • Home: £6,250
  • International: £12,650
PgDip fees:
  • Home: £8,335
  • International: £16,870

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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